Magazine article Screen International

Imagenation Pacts with Empire to Distribute Emirati Films

Magazine article Screen International

Imagenation Pacts with Empire to Distribute Emirati Films

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Imagenation Abu Dhabi has signed an exclusive deal with Beirut-based Empire International to distribute its locally-produced slate throughout the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region.

The deal, which covers theatrical and DVD distribution, includes Imagenation Abu Dhabi's first local productions, Sea Shadow and Djinn [pictured].

Sea Shadow, is a coming-of-age story directed by Emirati filmmaker Nawaf Al-Janahi (The Circle), while Djinn is an Arabian horror thriller directed by horror veteran Tobe Hooper.

Both films are currently in post-production after shooting in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Release dates for both films are yet to be announced.

Michael Garin, CEO of Imagenation Abu Dhabi, said: "The launch of our first local productions is an important milestone for Imagenation Abu Dhabi. …

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